Month: February 2017

50 Ways Your Canadian Side is Showing

There are many Canadian stereotypes out there and some of them are true. Here are fifty ways that you might be showing your Canadian side. You can turn any statement into a question simply by adding “eh” to the end. Poutine is a staple in your diet. Mayonnaise is a perfectly acceptable condiment for french fries. No brunch or picnic is complete without butter tarts. You buy milk in bags instead of jugs or cartons (although you can buy those too). You like your beer strong. You have ordered a double double before. When you order iced tea, you...

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Eating Keto: Getting Started

My husband and I decided to start 2017 with a new plan for losing weight and living healthier, the Keto Diet. Despite the word “diet” in the name, Keto is a way of living rather than a short term diet. We have been following the keto plan for two months and I feel confident that I can continue this long term. I’ve been sharing my weight loss on my personal facebook page and the result has been many questions about what we are doing, so I am going to share our steps in a series of posts. I am...

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Planning and prepping for a family? Questions and answers to get you started

Whether you’re considering becoming a parent for the first time or having a second (or third), it’s an experience that can be both exciting and scary at the same time. How long will it take to get pregnant? Should I start tracking my cycle? How do I care for a newborn? Will I ever fit into those skinny jeans again… all good questions and while I don’t have all of the answers, here are a few questions and answers to get you started and on the right track. How can I keep track of my cycle? Simple! Pick up...

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Time Marches On. Get #RetireReady

If you are over 35, you’ve probably noticed some little lines forming on your face. Maybe your skin isn’t as smooth as it once was and your hair takes a little more work to look shiny and full. Of course, maybe you look better than you did at twenty and you have no idea what I’m talking about. I fall into the former category… I’m aging at a rate that continues to surprise me and I notice it when I look in the mirror and at my retirement savings, which are sorely lacking. It isn’t that I never thought...

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Hair Products Made for Me

Although this post has been generously sponsored by Garnier Whole Blends, the opinions and language are my own. I started going grey fairly young and as the years have gone on, it’s gradually become my natural colour. Of course, I don’t accept that, so I get my hair coloured regularly and in recent years, I’ve started lightening my hair so that the grey doesn’t appear so stark at my roots. I have an amazing hairdresser who is lightening my hair in stages to avoid damage but years of colouring has still caused some dry and frizzy hair. I combat...

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